Inter-individual Variation in Coordination and Control of Countermovement Jumps


A modified vector coding technique was used to quantify coordination and control during countermovement jumps by 16 males. Previously reported group-level coordination patterns were confirmed, although substantial inter-individual variation existed. Patterns of thigh-shank coordination and control were observed corresponding to a ‘deep’ or ‘shallow’ countermovement strategy, each used successfully within the cohort.

In XXVIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics

Stuart McErlain-Naylor
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics